Over 40 teams have registered for the $2000 Challenge, but who will be the winner?

By Tom Suddard
Oct 20, 2021 | $2000 Challenge

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

The Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries and Titan Fuel Tanks now has 41 teams registered with less than a week before its start.

They’ll all meet this Friday, October 22, at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida, to see who’s stretched their meager budget the furthest as they compete in three grueling events.

Their builds, each assembled for less than $2000, will battling head to head across an autocross, drag race and concours competition. The winner will receive thousands of dollars in parts and prize money, along with the coveted title of $2000 Challenge champion.

Those who don’t take home the glory will still have a great weekend, as the Challenge feels more like a reunion than a grudge match. Families, friends and more will join the party to celebrate what can be accomplished with only a dream and $2000. Spectators are welcome, too, if they’d like to witness the spectacle in person.

If you prefer to be the spectacle instead, it’s not too late. Registration is still open for the $2000 Challenge, and we’d love to see how your car compares to the rest of the field.

Learn more, get spectator information, see the prizes and register your car at 2000challenge.com.


The Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge is presented by CRC Industries and Titan Fuel Tanks, in association with eBay Motors, Miller Electric and MaxpeedingRods, with trophies from ThermApparel, GJR Racing and Valino Tires.

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captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/18/21 11:39 a.m.

Checking over the entry list, I love to see the amount of teams from PA and MD represented. I believe they outnumber the GA and Carolina based teams, with only Florida being better represented. 


Also I should put down the tools and cleaning products and finish the budget book. 

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
10/18/21 11:44 a.m.

BDT for the win !

surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/18/21 1:36 p.m.

I cant wait!

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
10/18/21 1:53 p.m.

Link to entry list. 

OMG, is there really a Chrysler Crossfire entered?  I have been saying since 2016 that a Crossfire could be a easy path to a high finish with little effort.  Just have to find one with the right damage.  Their headlights are really expensive and have been known to total them out. Or, a really easy place to recoup budget.   

The number one thing keeping me from running a Chrysler Crossfire is then I would own a Chrysler Crossfire.   devil

I'm rooting for the Crossfire.  Aside from mechanical difficulty, I predict it will finish 12th or better for the overall.  

bobzilla MegaDork
10/18/21 1:59 p.m.
Indy "Nub" Guy said:

BDT for the win !

I would love to see these top  the heap. I know which one I'm personally rooting for

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